CAS - Molecule of the Week

Molecule of the Week
July 3, 2006


This molecule was originally selected on July 5, 2005

Regarding this week’s selected substance:

The "Chinese needle" form of antimony trisulfide produces white glittery stars in fireworks. The "dark pyro" form increases the sensitivity of flash powder and sharpens the "report" or loud boom sound effect. Antimony trisulfide should be handled with extreme care because it is toxic and very sensitive to shock or static electricity.

Antimony trisulfide

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